Antique Cars and More

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, firetrucks, trains, clocks and so much more!

Antique Trains

Located in Central Illinois. The Vonachen Old Place train cars were restored in 2022 and are now open to the public.

Where History is Fun for All Ages

Located in Central Illinois. Our large campus includes six buildings with indoor and outdoor displays!

Where our visitors come from

Since May 1, 2024 we have had visitors from 27 US States, 63 IL towns/cities, plus the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, India and USA!


June 2024 - at a glance

July 25

Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser

A special event sponsored by

Registration will be available July 1, 2024

Plan your visit

Cost of Admission

  • Adults – $12
  • Seniors (65+) – $10
  • Adults Groups of 20+ adults – $10 each
  • Children 4 years old through 8th grade – $5
  • Children Groups of 20+ children – $4 per child, $10 per chaperone
  • Wheelchair user – no charge
  • AAA discount $1 off adult rate
  • Blue Star discount – free to active service members and up to five immediate family members 
  • Membership holders – free
  • Family membership – $60
  • Member plus one membership – $45
  • Individual membership – $25

Admission include access to our six buildings plus trains. Admission is good all day. 

The museum visits are self-guided. Most guests spend around 2.5 hours.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Accepted payments include cash, checks, and credit cards.

Museum Hours

During the 2024 season the museum will be open from May 1 through October 31.

Closed Labor Day (Sep. 2nd)

You can visit from Wednesday through Sunday


12:00 pm and 5:00 pm  

(last tickets sold at 4:30 pm)

Specific accommodations can be made for large groups and tours.

Interested in antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes, tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun?


It’s great fun to see the faces of visitors when our Barbershop Quartet of former presidents (life-size) begin singing or the miniature circus parade starts up, or the orchestrion begins filling the room with old fashioned music.

Children especially like to pull the ropes to make the whistles blow and push the button to watch the Lionel trains chug along.

3D/Virtual Tour of the museum

Feature prepared September 2021